🙋Just another message for our Pagoda Writers🏯
Dear Pagoda Writers,
Hoping all is well with you and you are using the many creative gifts you have been given🤓! We all have our individual gifts and this pandemic has given us time to evaluate our precious time and how we use the minutes and hours of the day to move forward with our dreams...whatever they may be.
I would like to ask you for your thoughts about when you would feel comfortable meeting again here at our home...Ted and I have missed all of you and we want to start thinking about gathering together on a monthly basis sometime this year...no date is set yet as we would have to have a consensus of when we would begin meeting again, wearing masks and having a certain distance in our seating arrangement...likely outside on the terrace which is certainly large enough to accommodate up to 10 to 20 comfortably at least for a while until we are all more comfortable with having more people attending. We would, of course, without asking for proof but we would like to know if you have had both vaccinations and has any illness or other indications of being unwell just as most everyone is being asked when they walk into an office of any kind. We all have become experts at this over the last two years almost...Ted is 88 now and is working on his memoir and was vaccinated at the VA in Lebanon so he has done well with it...I was hesitant but have now scheduled my first shot. Ted is an inspiration to me and hopefully will be for all of us as he completes his stories dating back to his childhood when he witnessed the start of WWII on December 7, 1941 near his home in California...if you haven't seen his two videos yet on youtube with BCTV be sure to watch him share his work and memories...it's quite moving to me and I'm sure it will be to all of you as well.
Let me know what you think about starting our Pagoda Writers up again and we will make a decision after everyone voices their opinion...either way we appreciate your thoughtful ideas and suggestions.
Wishing you all the best...always remember that you have the ability to write the chapters of your life whether for yourself or those you care about and/or perfect strangers...
"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here." -Sue Monk Kidd
"You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them they should have behaved better." -Anne LaMott
On Memorial Day please remember the brave souls who served our country over its long history especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect us all...City Park would be a great place to remember them as they have a service there each year! Ted and I will be there as he is a Korean War Veteran who served with honor...please feel free to call me if you have any questions or suggestions.
There is also a Stand Down at the RACC parking area if you have any donations of clothes, etc...it is held on the second Saturday of each month
Linda Marie Thomas aka
610 413 0373
1840 Lorraine Road
Reading, PA 19604